Owens Corning has been at the forefront of supply to the glass retainer mat for separators used in VRLA applications. The company has been supplying this market since the 1990's
Our global commercial, technical and development team can support business in any part of the globe with a diverse product portfolio, based on corrosion-resistant Advantex® glass technology, encompassing both standard products, instant wet out development, hybrid non-woven, heat sealable separator mats and new developments in the field of carrier mat replacement for pre-pressed plate applications.
Low elemental analysis profile, minimal acid weight loss, excellent quality, consistency, thickness control and performance create a strong position for Owens Corning in this demanding market"Owens Corning Develops New Non-Woven Glass Fiber Veil to Improve Performance of Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries for Stop-Start Engine Systems
Headliners used in automobiles for aesthetics and acoustical/thermal insulation use glass fiber reinforcement to provide dimensional stability and rigidity.
Surfacing veils strengthen the resin-rich gel coat surface of glass fiber reinforced plastic components, creating a strong bond with the underlying laminate and enhancing surface appearance by masking the reinforcing fiber pattern. Surfacing veils also isolate the substrate fibers from exposure to corrosion, abrasion and moisture, contributing to the structural integrity of the total composite.
Pultrusion is a continuous process for making lightweight lineal profiles such as reinforcing rods, I-beams and tubing. Pultruded parts incorporate a variety of reinforcements ranging from direct, single-end roving and bulky roving to surfacing veils, continuous filament mat and fabrics. After the reinforcement is impregnated with resin, the material is pulled through a heated die that gives it a cross-sectional shape. The profile is then cured to create the composite part.
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Owens Corning provides a wide variety of veils for filament winding. The mandrel can be covered with a veil for an inner/exterior corrosion resistant and/or aesthetic surface.
Other key applications with the potential for market transformation include wall coverings and high-pressure laminates. Additional market use is expected in wind energy, commercial battery applications and coated facers for polyisocyanurate foam insulation board for commercial roofing and other applications.
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